Every day along the Zambezi we were beating our previous canoeing record. Days 4 to 6 were the most exhausting of all, canoeing 30-45km a day, but the scenery was the most beautiful we had seen on this trip. Reaching day 4, the Zambezi river was at its widest and by day 5 we had reached the […]Read more "Canoe Safari on the Mighty Zambezi (Day 4, 5 & 6)"
The second day on the Zambezi started out with yet another elephant charging at us. This time we were all on land and approaching a group of elephants. Most of the elephants walked away when they saw us coming closer. Only one stayed behind directly facing us. As we got closer, some movement must have […]Read more "Canoe Safari on the Mighty Zambezi (Day 2 & 3)"
From Livingstone and the Victoria Falls we set out to reach Africa’s fourth-longest river near Chirundu where we set camp at Zambezi Breezers. The ride of a couple of hours was through a lush, green landscape which looked mainly like farmland. However, for the whole time is was pooring down rain in buckets and buckets […]Read more "Canoe Safari on the Mighty Zambezi (Day 1)"
After a short couple of days in Botswana it was time for us to make our way into Zambia where we had to be in time for the start a multi-day canoe trip down the mighty Zambesi river. With the mighty Baobab trees in the rearview mirror, we left the Planet Baobab lodge behind and […]Read more "From Botswana to Zambia"
From Livingstone, we went on a day trip to a local village close by. It is called Simonga and a village tour for tourists is being organised by volunteers of the village. As we have been told this “tourist initiative” is a combined effort and the proceedings are used to improve life in the village […]Read more "Day visit to Simonga village"
As soon as we crossed the border to Zambia, we felt as if we had finally reached the “real” Africa. The streets were crowded with people selling everything from fruits to bracelets, the only newish cars were tourist rental offroaders and all along the main street were little villages consisting of wood and mud huts. […]Read more "Daredevils in Victoria Falls’ devil’s pool"
Due to the vast amount of sandy roads, having no 4×4 in Botswana limited our movements and options. The major roads are actually quite nice and paved, but our 2×4 had a hard time on the smaller sandy roads. We tried and managed to drive on the sand but obviously we got stuck in the […]Read more "Planet Baobab and Salt Flats"